Fisheries Science is influenced by the marketing, conservation, managing, catching and processing of fish and is dealt with most vital territories in the field of Science. To gather information from various fields Oceanography, Economics, Management, Ecology and Biology this field is an interdisciplinary one and necessities.
What is B.F.Sc.?
BFSc is an undergraduate Fisheries Science course which is known as Bachelor of Fisheries Science that focuses on marketing, managing, processing, and conservation of fish. Biological study of life and breeding of different species of fish is involved in this multidisciplinary course. BFSc can be pursued as a full-time or part-time (correspondence/ distance education) course and duration of BFSc is four years. To create a successful career in the field of fisheries science candidates can become technically qualified and proficient who complete their BFSc course. As it is less saturated as compared to other fields BFSc course has various job scopes for the candidates who pursue this course.
Details regarding BFSc.
Candidates who wish to build a career in the aquatic life and want to know about the same field are apt to pursue BFSc course.
Duration of BFSc
Duration of the course is 4 years and it can be pursued as a full-time or part-time (correspondence/ distance education) course. With each semester lasting a period of 6 months, the 4 years’ duration is divided into 8 semesters. The student will have to face separate sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical sessions during each semester.
Eligibility Criteria for BFSc
Candidates who want to take admission in BFSc should have met the below-mentioned parameters.
Candidate must have passed Class 12th in Science stream with mandatorily study Biology or Agriculture subject in Class 12th.
Candidate must have minimum 50% - 60% aggregate marks in Class 12th
Age of the candidate should be between minimum 16 and maximum of 25 years at the time of admission.
Required Skillset for BFSc
Interest in marine life
Good managerial skills
Admission Process for BFSc
Candidates have to clear the entrance examination conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Common Entrance Test who want admission in B.F.Sc. course after the completion of 10+2 with PCB group. Some colleges may provide direct admission based on the base of marks obtained in 12th class or personal interview of the candidates.
Various Entrance Exams for B.F.Sc. Admission
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Junagadh Agricultural University Entrance Test
Kerala Agricultural University Common Entrance Test
Maharana Pratap University Graduate Test
Central Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training Entrance Test.
Courses to do after B.F.SC.
After B.F.Sc. candidate can pursue M.F.Sc.– Master of Fisheries Science.
M.B.A. is another option available in front of B.F.Sc. Graduates.
In government and the private sector, there are numerous of career or job opportunities. The government has a fisheries department in which you can apply for various posts in every state or country. Aspirants can also do jobs in central government agencies like NIO, WHO, Fisheries Survey of India (FSI), Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and many others. Degree holders can do further study and can apply for research projects. In banks, fishing/oceans, institutions and in foreign countries candidates can find the number of job opportunities. Aspirants can go for self-employed or entrepreneurship in their own fisheries-related business.
Food Processing and Technology
Fish Breeding Farms
Fisheries Development Board
The job titles of fisheries is given below:
Assistant Fisheries Development Officer (AFDO)
District Fisheries Development Officer (DFDO)
Fisheries Extension Officer (AEO)
Upon the specialization, you are chosen salary in this field depends. From Rs 2.5 – 3 Lac/Year candidate can earn in the private sector. In government sector salary s different from the private sector. Fisheries professionals can get average pay of Rs 3 – 5 Lac/Year depending on education and experience.